Jigs are surely needed for woodworking. It can help craftsman to get straight cut, square parts, plumb holes, and many other detailed things in woodworking. Therefore, the process of making jigs is worth our time because they can function for years. The following are 4 dirt-simple woodworking jigs that you need to know:
Sacrificial Table Saw Fence
Sometimes, no matter how careful we have been in working with wood, we can accidentally miss cut the material. This is really a bad news that needs avoiding. That’s why, you need sacrificial table saw that can help you position the fence of your table saw so that it will sit rightly beside the blade. The good side about this system is that you can utilize all the fence sides until they wear out as it is pretty easy to make a new one.
Table Saw Guide Box
Use this table saw guide box when you need to stand some boards on their end before running them through the machine on your table saw. This jig can steady the wood to ensure that the cut is straight. The measurement of the box is 8” square and 5-1/2” deep. The material needed to make the box is melanin. Once the melanin is cut to that measurement, screw them to 2 12-inch optional runners. This box surely guarantees your cut to be straight.
Anti-Wiggle Table Saw Crosscuts
It is definitely a hard time to get a straight crosscut when the bar of our miter gauge keeps wiggling in the slot of the saw miter. The way to fix that is simply using two miter gauges that are connected by a fence. The extra miter gauge is not pricey though. But you are able to save some money by making it yourselves. All the materials you need will be Baltic birch plywood, glue, a piece of maple, hardboard, and screws.
Holding Power Booster
When it comes to one vise for clamping a board, the board sometimes ends up slipping and or slipping if we push down on it. This happens because the jaw of the vise cannot stay parallel when we tighten the vise. It is also because the board is being pinches only at one edge. To fix this problem, you will need to put a spacer on the opposite position of the vise. Drive a screw to one of the spacer’s ends so that you won’t need to hold on it when you are tightening the vise.
To sum up, there are at least four dirt-simple woodworking jigs that you need to get your job done well and more easily. Although they are simple, they contribute so much help to your woodworking. So, which woodworking jigs do you want to try first?